North of the Great Divide (1950)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - Nov 15, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Roy Rogers goes "PC" in North of the Great Divide. In this one, Roy champions the cause of the Oseka Indians, whose supply of salmon has been cut off. The perpetrator is fish-cannery owner Banning (Roy Barcroft), who has been hogging the salmon for his own business. Not only that, Banning contrives to frame the Oseka chief for murder. No matter how many obstacles are thrown in the good guys' path, Roy Rogers still finds time to sing three tunes with Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage. The pro-conservation, pro-Native American stance of North of the Great Divide makes this one of the most prescient of Roy Rogers' feature films.

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bad-guy, business, cannery, cowboy, cross-cultural-relations, Equal-Rights, frame-up, good-guy, murder, Native-American